Cygames has announced the Japanese release date for Granblue Fantasy: Versus, alongside a big new game mode.
The fighting game will launch on February 6th, 2020 in Japan, for PlayStation 4. The western release date wasn’t confirmed. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.
A new “RPG Mode” was announced for the game, which greatly changes up the core gameplay from a traditional fighting game to more of an action RPG – complete with cutscenes and boss battles.
Here’s a rundown on the new mode:
Granblue Fantasy: Versuswill include an “RPG Mode”. The “RPG Mode” allows players to experience the game as an action RPG, with an original Granblue Fantasy: Versus storyline replete with beautiful cutscenes and boss battles against giant Primal Beasts. Additionally, a fully developed training system which will be very familiar to Granblue Fantasy fans will be implemented.
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets; and Percival, the ‘Lord of Flames’ who wields a blazing longsword.
Here’s some new screenshots from the new mode:
In case you missed it, you can find our preview here. You can also find our gameplay video recording of our entire hands-on demo session here. Finally, we did a thorough interview with Granblue Fantasy: Versus director Kenichiro Takaki – you can find our entire interview here.